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"Also of Interest" and "Elementals" for December 28, 2009; plus recent "Planet Analog" Newsletters
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12/28/2009   Post a comment
Check out these interesting and tutorial items from other engineering and design publications, courtesy of Planet Analog, as well as an archive of the Planet Analog Newsletter
You're the Top: Most viewed "Planet Analog" articles of 2009
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12/28/2009   Post a comment
Measured by page views, here's what your fellow engineers looked at the most
WIRELESS/RF - Embedded Wi-Fi solution offers lower power consumption, longer range connectivity and smaller footprint
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12/24/2009   Post a comment
Atmel and H&D Wireless have collaborated to delivery the industry's most power-efficient IEEE802.11b+g Wi-Fi solution, with lower power consumption, longer range connectivity and smaller footprint.
Bipolar 40-V precision op amps offer low power, low noise benefits
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12/22/2009   Post a comment
Intersil has introduced the latest members of the company's growing bipolar low power precision operational amplifier series.
2-A and 3-A LDOs offer industry's fastest transient response, lowest dropout and highest DC accuracy
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12/22/2009   Post a comment
Intersil has introduced a pair of low voltage, high current, low dropout linear regulators (LDOs), specified at 2 A and 3 A output current respectively.
Joint Design--Reliability Flows and Advanced Models Address IC-Reliability Issues (Part 3 of 3)
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12/21/2009   Post a comment
Understand the challenges associated with accurate modeling of aging problems, the tight relation between design and reliability issues, and how state-of-the-art simulation flows can help designers address these issues to create more reliable designs.
In-vehicle-network ICs support powerful LIN slaves
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12/21/2009   Post a comment
Austriamicrosystems has introduced two new high voltage automotive CMOS LIN 2.1 transceiver ICs to support in-vehicle-network applications.
Also of Interest" and "Elementals" for December 21, 2009; plus recent "Planet Analog" Newsletters
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12/19/2009   Post a comment
Check out these interesting and tutorial items from other engineering and design publications, courtesy of Planet Analog, as well as an archive of the Planet Analog Newsletter
RECENTLY INTRODUCED ANALOG (and related) PRODUCTS, December 18, 2009 edition
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12/18/2009   Post a comment
Here is our frequently updated, linked list of new analog ICs and related products
Wireless audio IC supports home, portable apps
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12/18/2009   Post a comment
Kleer, a maker of chips for wireless audio, has announced a new release of its flagship KLR3012 wireless audio module, which contains new technology to support both portable audio devices and home audio equipment.
High performance line drivers supports both 8 MHz and 17 MHz VDSL2 profiles
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12/17/2009   Post a comment
Intersil has introduced the ISL1539A, the latest addition to its family of DSL line drivers for the VDSL2 ultra-high bit rate Internet connectivity standard.
Stereo ADC solution offers high quality line input audio performance in recordable media applications
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12/17/2009   Post a comment
Wolfson Microelectronics has added its Pure Sound audio portfolio with the introduction of the WM8783, an ultra low pin count, low power stereo ADC solution designed to offer high quality line input audio performance in recordable media applications, including LCD TVs, set top boxes and DVD recorders.
IF gain block amplifiers claims highest dynamic range
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12/17/2009   Post a comment
Analog Devices, Inc., has launched two new intermediate frequency (IF) gain block amplifiers that claim to provide the highest dynamic range available from internally matched IF gain blocks by combining best-in-class linearity and noise figure performance.
Compact AC current sensors replace bulky current transformers
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12/17/2009   Post a comment
Silicon Laboratories Inc., has expanded the company's ISOpro isolation product portfolio with the introduction of a next-generation ac current sensor family that replaces traditional current transformers.
8-channel LED driver offers efficient TFT-LCD backlighting solutions
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12/16/2009   Post a comment
Linear Technology has unveiled an 8-channel LED driver, utilizing a step-up DC/DC controller capable of driving up to a 45 V string of 100 mA LEDs per channel.
Microchip readies ZigBee RF4CE protocol and XLP compliant platform
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12/16/2009   Post a comment
Microchip's platform for next-generation RF control of consumer electronics consists of eXtreme low power microcontrollers, compliant transceiver and industry's smallest stack.
Power/current monitor enables board and system-level optimization
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12/16/2009   Post a comment
Linear Technology's power and current monitor for 4V to 80V systems provides the necessary circuits to accurately measure, monitor, and control power in situations in which both the current and voltage may vary.
Atmel's Flash MCUs improve impedance matching, lower power up to 50 percent
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12/15/2009   Post a comment
Atmel Corporation has introduced the SAM3S series of Flash microcontrollers that includes 18 general-purpose Cortex-M3 based Flash microcontrollers designed to improve impedance matching, simplify PCB design and save 50 percent power at 1 MHz operation with a consumption of only 2.3 mW.
Analog Devices unveils new generation of energy metering ics to deliver highest accuracy for billing and power quality monitoring applications
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12/15/2009   Post a comment
In this news analysis article Analog Design Line Europe's editor, Paul Buckley finds out more about the significance of the new generation of energy metering ICs in this expanding market by interviewing Mack Lund who is Manager of Analog Devices' Energy Metering group.
SIGNAL CHAIN BASICS (Part 36): Digital Audio Interfaces -- Part 2
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12/15/2009   Post a comment
Understand the basic position of USB and Firewire interfaces for audio signals
UHF RFID reader combines dense reader mode filtering on chip with LBT level sensitivity
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12/15/2009   Post a comment
austriamicrosystems has added to company's existing range of market leading UHF RFID Reader ICs for Gen 2 applications with introduction of the AS3992, which includes advanced features such as programmable DRM filters, predistortion and an increased receiver sensitivity of -86 dBm.
EE Times joins with Octopart to enhance product coverage
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12/15/2009   Post a comment
EE Times has formed a new partnership with Octopart to introduce their product information search engine to readers. Find out how why this search engine is useful and how it works.
TI claims fastest JFET-input amplifiers, offers improved pulse response
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12/14/2009   Post a comment
Texas Instruments Incorporated has introduced the OPA653 and OPA659 JFET-input operational amplifiers, which provide a slew rate of up to 2675 V/us, that is claimed by the company to be three times faster than that of the nearest competitor, resulting in improved pulse response.
Lattice unveils development platform for SERDES and video clocks
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12/14/2009   Post a comment
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation has unveiled of an evaluation board for the ispClock 5400D programmable clock device.
6-channel integrated video filter supports 1080p High Definition
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12/14/2009   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor is offering designers of High Definition LCD-TVs, Blue Ray DVD players and HD set-top boxes the industry's first 6-Channel integrated video filter with 1080p HD capability.
Book Excerpt: Analog Circuit Design Series--Waveform Processing Circuits (Part 4 of 4)
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12/14/2009   Post a comment
Analog circuits are a historical and still effective way to develop waveforms and process signals; learn about function-generation, triangle-wave generation, absolute-value, and peak-detector circuits.
Joint Design--Reliability Flows and Advanced Models Address IC-Reliability Issues (Part 2 of 3)
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12/14/2009   Post a comment
Understand the challenges associated with accurate modeling of aging problems, the tight relation between design and reliability issues, and how state-of-the-art simulation flows can help designers address these issues to create more reliable designs
"Also of Interest" and "Elementals" for December 14, 2009; plus recent "Planet Analog" Newsletters
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12/12/2009   Post a comment
Check out these interesting and tutorial items from other engineering and design publications, courtesy of Planet Analog, as well as an archive of the Planet Analog Newsletter
What's your potential (difference)?
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12/12/2009   1 comment
A rose is a rose is a rose, but a voltage is not always the voltage you think it is . . . .
Bill Schweber, Planet Analog Editor
6-channel integrated video filter supports 1080p HD
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12/11/2009   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor has started to offer designers of High Definition LCD-TVs, Blue Ray DVD players and HD set-top boxes a 6-channel integrated video filter with 1080p HD capability.
Silicon tuner supports all worldwide analog and digital TV standards
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12/11/2009   Post a comment
NXP Semiconductors has released a high performance silicon tuner designed for worldwide terrestrial and cable TV reception.
Programmable RF transceiver features a 135 dBm link budget
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12/11/2009   Post a comment
Semtech Corp. has introduced a programmable radio frequency (RF) transceiver that is claiming market-leading sensitivity and features a 135 dBm link budget that is 10 dB more than competing devices.
EC motor driver offers diverse protection mechanisms
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12/11/2009   Post a comment
The E910.87 EC motor driver developed by ELMOS Semiconductor AG is now available from Gleichmann Electronics.
Analog Devices targets the ISM market with high-definition offering
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12/10/2009   Post a comment
The AD9978A and ADDI7004 HD image signal processors announced by Analog Devices combine image signal conditioning circuitry, a 14-bit ADC, and precision timing core to enable high-speed digital imaging for the medical, industrial and scientific markets.
Triple linear regulator is optimized for noise sensitive distributed power
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12/10/2009   Post a comment
austriamicrosystems has extended its low drop out regulator portfolio with the AS1355 triple LDO, capable of delivering up to 300 mA at its regulated outputs.
InP front-end chipset from Agilent will drive oscilloscopes true 16GHz analog bandwidths
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12/10/2009   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies announced the successful turn-on of a front-end chipset that uses indium phosphide (InP) technology. With this chipset, the company aims to deliver oscilloscopes in the first half of 2010 that offer true analog bandwidths greater than 16 GHz.
100-mA HB LED driver provides fault output and multichip interoperability for automotive lighting
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12/9/2009   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has unveiled a low-cost, high-input-voltage linear HB (high-brightness) LED driver capable of delivering up to 100 mA.
Quad 12-bit/10-bit/8-bit rail-to-rail DACs feature internal reference
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12/9/2009   Post a comment
Linear Technology Corporation has introduced the LTC2635 quad 12-bit, 10-bit and 8-bit rail-to-rail digital-to-analog converters (DACs), which integrate a precision 10ppm/ degrees C reference in 3 mm x 3 mm QFN and MSOP packages.
Multi-standard RF-to-digital converter helps software defined radio drive home its benefits
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12/9/2009   Post a comment
A RF-to-digital converter that harnesses advanced radio frequency (RF) and digital silicon technologies to bring software defined radio to the global automotive industry has been introduced by Microtune, Inc.
FPGA platform targets scalable systems development
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12/8/2009   Post a comment
Pico Computing announced the immediate availability of its E-17 development platform, described as a compact, laptop-compatible solution for FPGA development and scalable deployment.
Low-power, single-chip wireless microcontroller family targets the ZigBee market
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12/8/2009   Post a comment
Atmel Corporation has released a new family of AVR wireless microcontroller (MCU) devices targeting wireless applications such as ZigBee and IPv6/6LoWPAN.
Semtech adds PWM dimming interface to charge pump platform for LED backlighting in handheld devices
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12/8/2009   Post a comment
Semtech Corp., has introduced two LED backlight charge pump drivers as new members of the SC65x charge pump platform.
Berkeley Design Automation offers SPICE accurate device noise analysis for RF circuits
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12/8/2009   Post a comment
Berkeley Design Automation, Inc., (Santa, Clara) is claiming to have developed the first true SPICE accurate device noise analysis for RF circuits.
Selectable 250 sps/1k sps 16-bit ADC integrates a high accuracy reference
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12/8/2009   Post a comment
Linear Technology Corporation has introduced a pair of 16-bit delta sigma ADCs that integrate a high accuracy reference in 3 mm x 3 mm DFN and 12-lead MSOP packages.
Energy metering ICs deliver 0.1 percent accuracy for active, reactive measurements
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12/7/2009   Post a comment
ADI's energy metering ICs are designed to improve the accuracy and performance of commercial, industrial, and residential smart meters, featuring 0.1 percent accuracy for both active and reactive energy measurements over a dynamic range of 1000:1, and 0.2 percent accuracy for both active and reactive energy measurements over a dynamic range of 3000:1.
Demonstration kit shows precision analog capabilities of the Cypress PSoC 3 architecture
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12/7/2009   Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor Corp., has introduced a demonstration kit highlighting the broad precision analog capabilities of its new PSoC 3 architecture.
Wolfson unveils ultra low power CODEC with Class W headphone and line drivers
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12/7/2009   Post a comment
Wolfson Microelectronics has launched an ultra low power CODEC with Class W headphone and line drivers, which is designed to offer low power consumption and extend playback time in portable applications, such as media players, headsets, voice recorders and multimedia phones.
Joint Design--Reliability Flows and Advanced Models Address IC-Reliability Issues (Part 1 of 3)
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12/7/2009   Post a comment
Understand the challenges associated with accurate modeling of aging problems, the tight relation between design and reliability issues, and how state-of-the-art simulation flows can help designers address these issues to create more reliable designs.
Book Excerpt: Analog Circuit Design Series--Waveform Processing Circuits (Part 3 of 4)
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12/7/2009   Post a comment
Analog circuits are a historical and still effective way to develop waveforms and process signals; learn about function-generation, triangle-wave generation, absolute-value, and peak-detector circuits.
Dolphin Integration readies high-yield circuit design methodology
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12/7/2009   Post a comment
EDA and IP company Dolphin Integration SA said it has defined a design methodology that is said to assess the design yield for any memory generator.
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